Home Edition Upgrade from XP and keep an XP drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by regal, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    I have the legit $29 Home Edition upgrade download of Win 7. I want to install it on a different drive so I can keep my XP drive as I have found that several special programs I have don't work in WIn 7 do to driver issues (so I don't think a VM would help.)

    I understand that an XP-Win7 "upgrade" is actually a fresh install, is there any way to trick the upgrade into installing on a different drive?

    I've heard that when I install my legit Win7 from XP it will deactivate my XP.
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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  3. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    Thankyou, Glad I asked instead of blowing up my good ole XP. It still comes in handy sometimes.